53-year-old Andre Agassi is showing the world that he still possesses crazy good tennis skills 18 years after retiring from the game. Agassi won eight Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal during his storied career.
A recent video of Agassi has surfaced showing him hitting tennis balls with his trademark two handed backhand. Those balls appeared to have a lot of velocity on them.
We have seen very little of Agassi on the tennis court in his retirement so this is a treat for fans. Unfortunately, we do not know who his hitting partner is, but it could be his wife and fellow tennis legend, 22-time Grand Slam champion, and Olympic gold medalist, Steffi Graf. The video sparked a lot of reactions including a light-hearted discussion on the Tennis Channel about an Agassi comeback to the ATP Tour.
Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf have kept a low profile in retirement
Neither Agassi nor Graf, 54, has participated in many public tennis-related activities. He briefly coached Novak Djokovic from May 2017 to March 2018 and has been a mentor to Sebastian Korda. Otherwise, the couple have spent their time raising two children, a son Jaden, and a daughter Jaz, and on philanthropic efforts.,
That is about to change as Agassi and Graf will soon hit the pickleball court at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida at 8:30 p.m. EST on Feb. 4 for Pickleball Slam 2. They will face John McEnroe and Maria Sharapova. Agassi, with partner Andy Roddick, won the Inaugural Pickleball Slam over McEnroe and Michael Chang last year.
The event was a ratings success for ESPN. Agassi admitted that once he learned the nuances of the game which is not exactly like tennis, he grew to love the game. He and Graf play often which makes them a serious threat to win over McEnroe and the rookie Sharapova who admitted she is nervous.